Ramamohana Brahmachari

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Ramamohana Brahmachari was a yoga teacher who lived in a cave in Himalayan mountains near Manasa Sarovar, Tibet along with his wife and three children.[1] He taught more than 3,000 asanas to his pupils including Tirumalai Krishnamacharya of Mysore.[2][3] He believed propagating yoga would be his guru dakshina.[4] Krishnamacharya, a noted yoga teacher of 20th century claimed that he stayed with Ramamohana Brahmachari for seven years in his cave and learnt various aspects of yoga, including stopping of pulse.[1] Ramamohana Brahmachari also taught therapeutic use of yoga.[4] He taught yoga sutra.[3]

Ramamohana Brahmachari taught yoga to Krishmacharya up to 1918, when the latter left for his native place Mysore and taught yoga to hundreds of people.[4]


  1. ^ a b Fernando Pagés, Ruiz. "Krishnamacharya's Legacy". Yoga Journal, Cruz Bay Publishing. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Iyengar, B.K.S. (2006). Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom. USA: Rodale. p. xviii. ISBN 9781594865244. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Desikachar, T.K.V. (1999). The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice. Vermount: Inner Traditional International. p. xvii. ISBN 9780892817641. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Mohan, A.G. (2010). Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings. Massachusetts: Shambala Publications. pp. 5, 16. ISBN 9781590308004. Retrieved 8 January 2013.